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OUR MISSION

The Mission of The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success is to instill pride in and understanding of African American culture as a tool to encourage academic achievement and positive behaviors, toward post-secondary matriculation and productive citizenship.

We stand on the shoulders of our ancestors

Invest In Yourself

For more than 30 years Black, Brown, and Bi-Racial students have participated in The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success summer program, which teaches the core curriculum from a cultural perspective. The Academy encourages students to take responsibility for their academic progress, uses cultural information to teach them why it is important, and shows them how to do it.

The AAAP (African American Awareness Program) mirrors the Expansion program and prepares middle school students for The Academy SPS. In AAAP middle schoolers continue to learn the importance of self-regard and academic excellence.

The Academy Expansion offers weekly lessons in the culture to third, fourth, and fifth graders, teaching them self-confidence, and classroom skills necessary to establish academic success.

You can’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been